Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Does anyone know the answer to this ?
This year I planted 8 rows of Pentland Javelin seed potatoes on well manured ground on my allotment, as usual in 10" deep trenches with soot at the bottom.
There was space for one more row, so I planted 7 of last years crop of Pink Fir Apple (crime No.1) just to see what would happen.
Then we got the monsoon weather. I have recently been digging the crop for the winter.
The rows of Pentland Javelin have a lot of slug damage.
Yesterday I got to the bottom row, and was most surprised to dig 7 good roots of Pink Fir Apple, with a good crop on, and no slug damage at all.
Does anyone know why this is ?
I shall certainly plant half my whole crop next year with Pink Fir Apple as they keep now until June.
Can anyone suggest a variety for the other half ?
With climate change, we may get the same weather again next year.
- 17 Aug, 2012